Saturday, September 11, 2021

September 11th, 20 years later

20 years ago was an awful, awful day -- even if you weren't American, even if you live elsewhere, even if you didn't know anyone personally who died.  

I wrote in detail here about our experiences that day, in 2008 (seven years later). There's really not much more I can add, so I'll just post the link here and you can click over if you want to:  

September 11, 2001


  1. I'll never forget. We woke to the 6 am alarm, the news went on the radio, and we discovered the world had changed overnight.

    13 years later, I appreciated reading your original post. Especially the way you travelled on the train after that, and it reminded me of seeing people walk towards the cockpit of a plane, and having a moment of "what-if."

  2. Working in a tower added something to the experience, didn't it?

    Even all these years later, it's all too much to take in. I still have disbelief about it all, just as I did on that day. The sheer magnitude.

    1. It certainly did...! Nobody had any idea just how many more planes were out there that day (until all the flights were grounded), and what the targets were. If Canada was part of the attack plan, those towers I worked in & around would have been (still are) prime targets. :(